If you complete a redistribution agreement with Adobe you can redistribute the runtime and use the runtime to perform a semi silent install. (I say
semi-slient because the user still has to accept the Adobe's EULA )
Redistrubtion agreement http://www.adobe.com/products/air/runtime_distribution1.html
The AdobeAirInstaller file has a silent parameter that will allow you to push the runtime and an application to be installed. I'm not an expert on this so I can't say how foolproof / easy it is.
"Documentation on silent installs is made available when you sign up to redistribute AIR, which if course you need to do to use the silent install. See the redistribution site linked from the main entry."
I was asking the same question and it took me the entire day to finally figure out how to do it. And the solution is frustratingly easy, it's the documentation that is hard to find.
The document that explains what you want to do is here (I don't remember how I found it):
But even after reading that I wasn't clear on how to do it, just that it could be done. Then I finally figured out that the redistributable you download (AdobeAIRInstaller.exe) is not only used to deploy the runtime files, but also to deploy any .air applications you want.
To deploy a .air file you just add the path to that file after the AdobeAIRInstaller.exe comand.
Use that in conjunction with the -silent and other switches mentioned in the PDF above and you can deploy the .air application as you need.
Example: "c:\AdobeAIRInstaller.exe" -silent -eulaAccepted "c:\HUB.air"
That command will install both the runtime files and the .air application in silent mode. It also works if the runtime files are already installed.
Restarting an Adobe AIR Application is not working during Silent installation.
If I install testapp.air(which has following code) on a machine that already has Adobe AIR installed on it and I click on
the 'Restart' button in the testapp it works fine. (The app is closed and restarted and the window reopens)
public function reStart():void
var app:WindowedApplication =
var mgr:ProductManager =
mgr.launch("-launch " +
app.nativeApplication.applicationID + " " +
Now, we have a need to bundle Adobe AIR with our app and install Adobe AIR in 'silent' mode. I followed the directions in the Adobe
AIR bundling agreement and used the following command to install it:
testappInstaller.exe -silent -eulaAccepted -location "C:/Program Files/" -desktopShortcut testapp.air
If I do this, when I click on the 'Restart' button it does NOT restart the application. The issue seems to be related to installing
Adobe AIR in silent mode.
I would greatly appreciate any assistance Adobe is able to provide for this issue.